Secret garden…

We looked to do something we hadn’t done before and not somewhere too far away. A quick scan of the ‘tinternet found a list of places to see around Norwich for little or no cost. The one that stood out was Plantation Garden situated more or less next to the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Earlham Road. Its a three acre garden built in an old chalk mine in the mid 19th century and feels like a world away from anything in the centre of Norwich. Such striking view that its hard to imagine that something like it exists so close to the city centre. The end wall leading up to a summerhouse and the large Gothic fountain were too notable sights. While not being huge Team GB had fun exploring before we stopped for a little picnic we had packed.

After leaving the gardens we walked next door to have a look round the Cathedral. While not built to many many years after Norwich cathedral it still had a feeling of something older than it was. Impressive space inside, albeit rather cold, it was a peaceful and tranquil place to wander about it. Well I say that, I have never found the inside of churches terribly comforting. I don’t know why but I feel like I am being constantly judged…

We then headed into the Forum to check out a Retro Arcade exhibition. Old consoles were set up playing a variety of games for youngsters to play on. It was good to see all these children playing old video games but I must admit I was expecting something a little more. Retro Arcade to me suggested arcade machines. Old consoles while I am all for was a little underwhelming. One, because it was difficult to get anywhere near any of them as there seemed a large group of children seemingly camped out there for the duration of the day and two….well apart from three models I own all the other models on display.

A quick shop for food and we headed home where the littlies are currently tiring themselves out playing Kinect Adventures…